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kynrek
15-10-11, 09:01
I got a complete apple iigs system off Craigslist for 50 bucks!

http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii338/joshandstacy/e678f922.jpg

Here is my question. I have a USB 3.5 floppy that works with my windows 7 pc can I transfer a 5.25 disk image for the apple ii as an image file on a 3.5 and have the apple iigs read it and write it onto the 5.25 drive for my apple ii plus? Anyone know of any software that could help the iigs write a apple ii format disk to the 5.25 drive?

SubaruBrat
15-10-11, 09:17
You can always connect the 5.25 directly to a PC and write images; http://adt.berlios.de/ Similar programs exist for the C64

kynrek
15-10-11, 09:30
Thanks Scott.

BydoEmpire73
15-10-11, 10:52
Great score, congrats! A friend of mine had a ][gs, and the version of Bard's Tale for it is really good.

kynrek
15-10-11, 11:01
Great score, congrats! A friend of mine had a ][gs, and the version of Bard's Tale for it is really good.

Check this out Score!!
http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii338/joshandstacy/8a4f6433.jpg

Leather goddesses promise naughtyness! here I come!

tcv
16-10-11, 05:18
Hahah! I had forgotten there were two disks for Bard's Tale. This came with the //gs? Or did you score these separately?

kynrek
16-10-11, 05:22
These came with the apple ii plus I got last week :)

Byte Knight
18-10-11, 01:55
Great find!

CiderPress (http://ciderpress.sourceforge.net/) is probably the best way to transfer disks & files to the IIgs.

What is the IIgs (http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/)? is the best source for games, applications, and even manuals which we didn't have back in the "pirate days".

A Compact Flash Card (http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php) or SCSI hard drive is a must. Then, you can install System 6.0.1 and have a very Mac-like environment.

Next, you can get the IIgs online via an Uthernet Card (http://a2retrosystems.com/).

All sorts of fun stuff to play with!

kynrek
18-10-11, 05:19
Great find!

CiderPress (http://ciderpress.sourceforge.net/) is probably the best way to transfer disks & files to the IIgs.

What is the IIgs (http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/)? is the best source for games, applications, and even manuals which we didn't have back in the "pirate days".

A Compact Flash Card (http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php) or SCSI hard drive is a must. Then, you can install System 6.0.1 and have a very Mac-like environment.

Next, you can get the IIgs online via an Uthernet Card (http://a2retrosystems.com/).

All sorts of fun stuff to play with!

Thanks! Can you run any version of gs/os off of a floppy

Byte Knight
19-10-11, 02:37
Thanks! Can you run any version of gs/os off of a floppy
You could, although you'd need at least two 3.5" floppy drives since the OS would take up most of the disk. Most GSOS programs on disk have a "light" version of the OS called "Launcher" which lacks Finder. It's still best for you to get a HD or CF card...

kynrek
20-10-11, 05:58
You could, although you'd need at least two 3.5" floppy drives since the OS would take up most of the disk. Most GSOS programs on disk have a "light" version of the OS called "Launcher" which lacks Finder. It's still best for you to get a HD or CF card...

Good to know, thanks for the tip.